LinkedIn Assumes Skills And It Is a Problem

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From LinkedIn Engineering: “Don’t confuse skills with “that list of skills you entered on your LinkedIn profile”.  We intuit skills from MANY places.  For example, we will give you “credit” for a skill if you: -Have it in your profile some place.  We convert all the text in your whole profile in to one big field behind the scenes and …

Exclusively for Technical Recruiters

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Sourcing Software Developers? There is no better place than Github. And our tool, GitHub User Search, is the best tool for finding lists of Developers. I want to tell you how to integrate it into your sourcing process by combining it with LinkedIn. First, search with our tool. The search syntax is complex. But typically, you will only need to …

Unlocking a New World of Sourcing : A Bigdata Approach

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Guest post from Ashfaq Ahmed. Continuing from my previous post – Death of LinkedIn X-Ray, What next? Before talking about Bigdata concepts, let me demystify a common sourcing myth that is widely prevalent in the industry: “There is no one approach to sourcing. Everyone can have their own strategies/approaches.” If you’d be interested in why such a thought process is prevalent …

Death of LinkedIn X-Ray, What Next?

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Guest post from Ashfaq Ahmed. I got on a call with Irina & David & we discussed how sourcing will be impacted in the Post- X-Ray era. First things first, why were we able to access LinkedIn via Xray before? Because when you’ve logged out from LinkedIn and visited a profile via Google, the profile data was more or less …

Google’s filetype: Decline and Workaround

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The Google advanced search dialog still shows file types: But search using the operator filetype: and keywords no longer works. For example, filetype:xlsx attendees returns all sorts of pages. For now, you can use a workaround: filetype: will still work if your search contains either site: or inurl: operator. We can use them with the minus, essentially excluding nothing, like this: …

I Want My Profile To Be Public, But I Have Lost Control – So Have You

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LinkedIn X-Ray is gone (or soon to be gone, depending on your location). So, what did LinkedIn do? The screenshot above shows my LinkedIn public profile settings. For the majority of members I know, the settings are the same. We want to be found on Google and Bing, which the UX promises. However, this is my experience and education on …

Sales Navigator Revelations and Function Codes

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The death of X-Ray prompts everyone to study LinkedIn’s search closer. LinkedIn’s Sales Navigator has different algorithms from both Premium and LinkedIn Recruiter. There is no good reason for that. Different Developer teams fell out of sync. Sales Navigator “thinks” most of LinkedIn. (I am being sarcastic.) It has a huge population of 1,665M+ profiles. What are the 665M profiles …

LinkedIn X-Ray No More. Now What?

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Last week, Google has adjusted its index. It no longer finds me and many others by the Headline, About, Experience, and Education. Bing is in the process. It already does not find some profiles: Any search engine is affected. (A search engine does not have a LinkedIn login, right? Even if Microsoft owns them both.) X-Ray has lost its power. …

The Adventures of X-Ray Are Mysterious

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I have “Saved As” my public LinkedIn profile, and it looks like this: This is my “Experience” and “Education.” Nothing much is visible without logging in. A large percentage of profiles look the same. But things are in flux on the web. Google LinkedIn X-Ray is back! Mike Santoro has noticed. We think it is temporary. In his post, Marcel …

The Best Github Tool In Industry

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Guest post from Julia Tverskaya. Are you a Technical Recruiter? Are you looking for Software Developers? On January 16th, Irina announced a new GitHub search and export tool in her LinkedIn article.  We are happy to report that the tool has immediately attracted hundreds of users and we hope many more will discover its value. The GitHub User Search tool …